BARTOW, Fla. - A Polk County sheriff's detention deputy and a Highlands County mother have been charged after the woman's child was left in a hot car and died.
Polk County Sheriff's detention deputy Christopher Eiland was charged Thursday after authorities said he knew about the events leading up to the baby's death but didn't report it. His charges include failure to report suspected child abuse.
Eiland was hired last June and was still on probationary status. The 22-year-old resigned after his arrest.
The relationship between Eiland and Espinosa wasn't clear.